Bearnstow offers shared housing for guests in our historic cabins nestled in the trees along the shore of Parker Pond, each with its own screened front porch and rocker, where you can listen to the songs of the loons from the lake. The historic cabins have rustic charm but are outfit with modern conveniences of full bathrooms with hot water and electricity.
Wifi is available for guests to use in our central buildings. Wifi does extend to some cabins but range is limited.
Dining at Bearnstow is always a convivial gathering on the Main Hall dining porch, and the conversation is lively. Coffee and tea are ready before the breakfast bell for those early risers, power walkers, and bird watchers. The breakfast always includes real oatmeal, assorted cereals and juices, and another hot extra such as eggs or pancakes. And, when the guests have been blue-berrying, muffins!
Lunch is buffet style and includes sandwiches from a layout of cold cuts, cheeses, and veggies. And if the weather is dreary, real homemade soup! Dinners are formally set and served family style, with salads from our neighboring organic farm, meat and vegetarian entrees, and great desserts. And we all chip in for wine and beer. We may linger, talking long after dessert is consumed. For the all-day snackers, there are always gingersnaps and apples and other fruit on the serving counter for the taking.
Guests of Bearnstow who prefer less-rustic or couples’ accommodations may wish to find alternative housing. We recommend the following:
The Lakeside Loft in downtown Mount Vernon.
Also in Mount Vernon, Mariah Brinton (an Air BnB “Superhost”) offers a private room (with separate entrance) in her home. See The Silo House for more information.